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at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
in north carolina as it moves away from the coast, it's going to continue to worsen at virginia beach as well as ocean city, maryland and cape maine, new jersey. the storm is at the bulk of it. you can see on the satellite, i'll loop it for you. the bulk of the system was well to the west. it's 100 miles east of virginia beach. it's the outer most bans on the western side coming through the areas on virginia beach. even the northern neck. it's a category two. it's going to pick up speed. cape cod and nantucket will get the worst of it before moving away. right now, northeast at 16 miles per hour. the watch and advisories remain up. i'm expecting, barbara, i know you are trying to make it there this weekend. winds 60 miles per hour in cape cod. we'll tell you what to expect where the showers are east of 95. >> did they say the islands off massachusetts could take a direct hit? >> not a direct hit but more rain. two to four inches of rain if not more in somexd areas. >> we'll check in with you again. hurricane earl could keep drivers home. you could avoid delays by traveling before noon
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
of virginia, maryland and delaware where waves could easily to go 8 or perhaps 13 feet. winds at the coast, 30 to 50 miles per hour. that will be again, most of friday. but a bigger system for new england, spots like cape cod, could get the heavy rain out of the system around the two to four inches. we'll talk more about that later. the coastal flood watch, it starts at 6:00 p.m. and it goes through the overnight period. we'll talk about the high tide times coming up in a few minutes. we're already seeing some of the effects of earl. its high clouds. you can seeçó across maryland, e northern neck making their way up through area. some of those outer bands meanwhile are forecasting increasing clouds. will drop to 80 degrees by 9:00 p.m. after another hot day. 79 degrees by 11:00 p.m. higher than normal as we look at the tides. labor day weekend, a huge cool-down. wait until you see the four-day forecast. throughout the 4:00 hour, the 5:00, the 6:00, two, both kammerer and myself will be taking your questions live. your questions about hurricanes and the effects on earl here. see you back in a
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
, driving rains moving from the carolinas into virginia now. good evening, i'm jim vance. doreen is off this morning. the rain is already battering parts of north carolina as hurricane earl edges even closer to our area. states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. residents are preparing to board up in virginia beach, bracing for a direct hit along the cape in massachusetts. let's get right to our meteorologist doug cameron now. >> great news here continuing to come in from the national hurricane center. earl continues to weaken, just 105 miles an hour, that is now a cat ge category 2 storm. something else, it's a little further offshore, that means the winds are not going to be nearly as devastating as they could have been if the eye of the storm was coming closer to shore. look at this jog it's taken the last couple hours off to the north and east. it will make its way up the coast well o our shore line, but we have along the atlantic beaches, we have that tropical storm warning that is in effect through the day tomorrow. we're going to be watching it closely du
and down toward virginia beach as well. but inland in chesapeake, you are not included in this. take a look at these winds. 30 to 50 miles per hour in the southern portions of delmarva, toward the solomons area. maybe 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at d.c. maybe 10 to 20 miles per hour. west of that, not much in the way of winds. a very tight gradient as who sees some wind and had a doesn't see any at all. same deal with the rain. very with the toward the east. for most areas we're staying on the dry side. this evening we will see high clouds continue to increase. it will be a nice evening and a nice night around here. then tomorrow, partly cloudy, mainly dry early. 66 to 74 degrees tomorrow. partly sunny. showers mainly on the eastern shore, turning breezy. 85 to 90 degrees. as we look through the next four days. 79 on saturday. a little on the windy side there. breezy sunday, around 80 degrees. right now the weather looks great saturday, sunday and monday. for most of us in this area, tomorrow you're going to be like what hurricane do they continue to talk about? you really won't see much
stayed out in the atlantic today. in virginia and north carolina, leaders are inviting visitors to enjoy a nice weekend, but things are much different to the north. michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: a weakening but still powerful earl churned north and well east of nantucket, but passed with heavy winds and rain. the vacation island received the brunt of the storm. heavy surf and hurricane-force wind gusts lashed the coast. many residents and vacationers out earlier in the day before earl stormed in took cover once the heavy rain bands moved in. in chatham the threat of earl wasn't enough to stop this couple from saying "i do." >> it will always be memorable, that's for sure. it's given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> reporter: lasting memories of each other and their special day, shared with a hurricane. earl wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard, beginning with the north carolina outer banks overnight. the eye of the storm staying far offshore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful
, thank you, doug. >>> in virginia, hurricane earl brought rain and winds as it passed along the coastline this morning. down in virginia beach, there was some rough seas, some light rain. overall it fathers commonwealth dodged any major damage with what was by then a category 2 storm. by mid morning, officials say there were reports of a small number of power outages and some minor flooding. early this morning, earl's winds and rain hit the outer banks in north carolina. a number of major roadways were flooded. about 5,000 people lost power there. schools were closed in six counties. about 400 people went to shelters during the peak of the storm. the officials say nobody was injured. at least no injuries were reported. and while the damage was less than expected, there will be some clean-up after the water recedes. >> more than half a dozen major airlines say they will wave change fees for customers flying into the pafth hurricane earl. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. m
of earl's arrival. north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hill. >> calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> north carolina outer banks will like lie be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i
an hour, virginia drivers can finally renew their driver's license. a computer glitch kept workers from processing new ones within a week. some have extended hours through this evening. many will also be opened tomorrow and on labor day. find a complete list of ofrss within this area with extended hours. metro is using this long labor day weekend to make safety upgrades. that includes closing five red line stations. crews are making track repairs and upgrading communication access. they will offer free shuttle service between the stations. the repair should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> after a fire forced the art museum to close temporarily, a fire started in the roof where crews were doing welding work for renovationses. no artwork has significant damage. museum officials say all gral r galleries except for the phillips house will be >>> well, we lost a degree since i last saw you. it's now 73 degrees. dewpoints are nice and low so it feels comfortable outside. check out the 60s to our west. today it's all about the sunshine. maybe a bit of a breeze out of the northwest. we'll
weather weekend. 59 our current temperatre here in washington. mid-50s across much of northern virginia now and also into forges of suburban maryland. 51 degrees at andrews airorce base. 60 at the naval academy in annapolis. plenty of sunshine. delightful today. temperatures in the 7020 upper 80s. aaron? >>> up next on "the today show" grandparents caring for their grdchildren due to >>> we are back on this saturday morning, the 18th day of september, 2010. it's a beautiful late summer morning on the plaza. and our thanks to everyo who came out to spend part of their morning with us. back inside studio 1a, i'm amy robach along with lester holt. and coming up, miracle girl. >> a 28-year-old woman, becky hallin, went into cardiac arrest. doctors tried to resuscitate her for over an hour, and just when they thought she was gone the wife and mother of three suddenly responded and was stabilized. coming up we'll meet her, find out how doctors were able to bring her back, and how she's doing today. >> then, here's the i factor, what lurks from kitchen to cabs to door knobs to computers, every
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
is a strong thunderstorm in the pnhandle of west virginia. a severe thunderstorm warning for hampsheir, morgan county, west virginia. that storm is heading off to the northeast. should be moving into cumberland and washington county in maryland in the next few minutes or so. we could have wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. sewhere, scattered showers today up to noontime and sun this afternoon. more rain tomorrow afternoon into thursday. and that's your weather. meredith >> al, thank you very much. new york mayor michael bloomberg turned some heads as he addressed the education nation suit being put on here in new york by nbc news. he says he plans to put teachers to task and make them earn their tenure. i want to get to education in just a second, but first let's talk politics, both the president and the vice president are out there trying to galvanize the youth vote that helped them get elected in 2008. but 25% of young voters are certain they'll go to vote. is his strategy likely to pay off in the long run? >> it's disappointing the number of people that rn out in elections. >> don't the dem
:26. i'm craig melvin. it is labor day. in the news today, even though it's a holiday, 14 virginia dmv offices will be open today. customers were not able to get new driver's licenses or i.d. cards for nearly two weeks because of a computer glitch in the commonwealth. because of that, the dmv has extended hours at certain branches to help with the backlog today. in northern virginia, the alexandria, fair oaks, leesburg offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon. weather and traffic, straight ahead. >>> good morning. i'm tom kierein. a beautiful labor day under way. it's cool now. we're in the 50s and 60s, climbing to the low and mid-80s by low afternoon. low humidity, lots of sun. and we heat up, getting back to work and school tomorrow. ashley linder, how's the traffic? >> on this holiday morning, hov restrictions are not in effect out of virginia, as you can see. and the capital beltway is doing great. the pace headed away from us leaving college park for silver spring. craig, back to you. >> as you head back to work and school tomorrow, be sure you join us early in the morning.
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